3 ways Azure Speech transforms game development with AI

By Dustin Ward

With Azure Cognitive Services for Speech, customers can build voice-enabled apps confidently and quickly with the Speech SDK. We make it easy for customers to transcribe speech to text (STT) with high accuracy, produce natural-sounding text-to-speech (TTS) voices, and translate spoken audio. In the past few years, we have been inspired by the innovations coming…

Bluware and Microsoft Azure develop OSDU-enabled interactive AI seismic interpretation solution for energy super major

By Dustin Ward

This blog post has been co-authored by Kapil Raval, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft.​ Bluware, which develops cloud-native solutions to help oil and gas operators to increase exploration and production workflow productivity through deep learning by enabling geoscientists to deliver faster and smarter decisions about the subsurface and today announced its collaboration with Microsoft for its next-generation…

Choose the right size for your workload with NVads A10 v5 virtual machines, now generally available

By Dustin Ward

Visualization workloads entail a wide range of use cases: from computer-aided design (CAD), to virtual desktops, to high-end simulations. Traditionally, when running these graphics-heavy visualization workloads in the cloud, customers have been limited to purchasing virtual machines (VMs) with full GPUs, which increased costs and limited flexibility. So, in 2019, we introduced the first GPU-partitioned…

Responsible AI investments and safeguards for facial recognition

By Dustin Ward

A core priority for the Cognitive Services team is to ensure its AI technology, including facial recognition, is developed and used responsibly. While we have adopted six essential principles to guide our work in AI more broadly, we recognized early on that the unique risks and opportunities posed by facial recognition technology necessitate its own…